In 2022 Alessandro Bonato made his debut at the Vienna Musikverein on the podium of the Wiener Concert-Verein and conducted the new productions of Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Sferisterio in Macerata and Norma for OperaLombardia with enthusiastic acclaim from audiences and critics.
He collaborates with soloists such as Leonora Armellini, Giuseppe Gibboni, Enrico Dindo, Marco Rizzi, Paolo Carlini, Gennaro Cardaropoli, Massimo Quarta, Benedetto Lupo, Calogero Palermo, Miriam Prandi, Danilo Rossi, Sergej Krylov, Mao Fujita, Miyuji Kaneko, Pavel Berman, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Xavier de Maistre, Stefan Milenkovich, Aiman Mussakhajayeva, Kyoko Takezawa and Christoph Sietzen; orchestras including the Filarmonica della Scala, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, the Filarmonica Toscanini, I Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, the Arena di Verona Orchestra, the Filarmonica del Festival pianistico internazionale di Brescia e Bergamo, the FORM-Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, the Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini, the Orchestra Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, the Orchestra Teatro Massimo di Palermo, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, the ORT-Orchestra della Toscana, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, the CRR Symphony Orchestra of Istanbul, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the South Denmark Philharmonic, the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, the Wiener Concert-Verein, the Bursa State Symphony Orchestra.
In the two-year period 2021-2022 he has been principal conductor of the FORM-Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, the youngest to have held this position in the Italian Istituzioni Concertistico Orchestrali.
In opera repertoire, he collaborated with the Sferisterio of Macerata (Il barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini), the theaters Grande of Brescia, Ponchielli of Cremona, Sociale of Como, Fraschini of Pavia and Verdi of Pisa (Norma by Bellini), the Teatro Filarmonico of Verona (Gianni Schicchi by Puccini, Il maestro di cappella by Cimarosa, Il matrimonio segreto by Cimarosa), the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro (Petite messe solennelle, La cambiale di matrimonio and concerts), the Arena of Verona (Il barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini), the Yerevan Opera Theatre (L’Elisir d’amore by Donizetti) and the Royal Opera House in Muscat (Die Zauberflöte by Mozart, La cambiale di matrimonio by Rossini).
In 2018, the only Italian and youngest candidate admitted to the competition, he won the third absolute prize at the Nicolai Malko Competition for young conductors. His performance arouses unanimous approval: «Alessandro has the sort of technique we would associate with a far older maestro. This 23-year-old can apparently control the DNSO with nothing more than the tip of his baton. It’s not just a highly accomplished technique, it’s also a fascinating one. Alessandro’s two glaring eyes and the end of his stick form a piercing golden triangle that brings to mind the technical wizard Vladimir Jurowski. […] Alessandro has an intellect that allows him to plot complex structures carefully and clearly.» (Malko Competition “Time to deliver” by Andrew Mellor – april 2018)
Born in Verona on 22 March 1995, Alessandro Bonato began studying the violin at the age of 11 at the Conservatorio Dall’Abaco of Verona and, subsequently, he also devoted himself to viola, composition and counterpoint, later perfecting himself in baroque viola and viola da gamba with Stefano Marcocchi. He studied conducting with Pier Carlo Orizio, Donato Renzetti e Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, before making his official debut in 2013 on the podium of the Orchestra of the Conservatory of his city.